On Mac, to while in note input mode:
- to input [note] above prior note, you press opt-shift-[note]
- to input [note] below prior note, you press ctrl-[note]
I’d like to change the key command for option one so that “opt-shift-[note]” is now accessed by “ctrl-opt-[note]”
This would make workflow faster, because hand position would not have to change as dramatically.
However, I can’t find the option to change this key command within the Dorico key commands section. Is it possible to change it?
I’m not sure if you can but here’s something I do when I’m trying to figure out key command labels within the menus etc
- Pick any random function in the key commands editor
- Without clicking “Apply”, add a key command that you’re trying to find the function label of - in your case it would be Opt-Shift [note]
- you should get a little warning such as “this key command is already being used for [adding a note below an existing note etc] and then you have the title of its function.
- Search if its available to edit.
There are many key commands that are not adjustable and you cannot view in this menu but this is what I try.
Jeez I hope that makes sense
Don’t worry - I just checked for you!
You can’t edit it in the Key Commands editor. If it’s possible (which I’m not sure of), you’d have to manually edit the json file. A quick search should help you find some instructions on that.
Thanks for the tip!
About your json comment, I’m hesitant to go messing with the config files of the program – can anyone else confirm this is a good way to go about getting my preferred key command?
Hi. I think Daniel is right, you should manually tweak the keycommands_language.json file to achieve your goal, ensuring you remove the shift+alt+note command. It’s come up before, and I think finally people have realized it’s much faster to let Dorico write in the wrong octave and after it’s written, activate the lower/raise 1 octave command (cmd+alt-down/up arrow or even num -/+ as many users have done). Granted, it adds a step, but in the long run, you won’t really waste time there.